How Many Grams of Sugar Should You Eat Per Day?


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On average, an acceptable amount of added sugars per day equates to 37.5 grams for men and 25 grams for women. According to the American Heart Association, there are naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars. While the former are fine to consume, people should monitor their added-sugar intake.

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To illustrate further, 37.5 grams of sugar equals approximately 9 teaspoons of sugar or an equivalent of 150 calories. For women, the numbers are much lower. Women can prudently consume about 6 teaspoons of sugar, which equates to 100 calories. Unfortunately, most American consume more than 23 teaspoons of sugar per day, as of 2014, according to a statement issued by the American Heart Association.

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